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Neolithic and Bronze AgeSite Name: Hart Tor North ring cairn Alternative Name: Grinsell Walkhampton 10; Turner E5; Devil's Elbow
Country: England County: Devon Type: Ring Cairn
 Nearest Village: Princetown
Map Ref: SX5819872694
Latitude: 50.536782N  Longitude: 4.002366W
Condition:
5Perfect
4Almost Perfect
3Reasonable but with some damage
2Ruined but still recognisable as an ancient site
1Pretty much destroyed, possibly visible as crop marks
0No data.
-1Completely destroyed
3 Ambience:
5Superb
4Good
3Ordinary
2Not Good
1Awful
0No data.
4 Access:
5Can be driven to, probably with disabled access
4Short walk on a footpath
3Requiring a bit more of a walk
2A long walk
1In the middle of nowhere, a nightmare to find
0No data.
4 Accuracy:
5co-ordinates taken by GPS or official recorded co-ordinates
4co-ordinates scaled from a detailed map
3co-ordinates scaled from a bad map
2co-ordinates of the nearest village
1co-ordinates of the nearest town
0no data
5

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Hart Tor North ring cairn
Hart Tor North ring cairn submitted by SandyG : Plan of the ring cairn (Gerrard, S., 1998). (Vote or comment on this photo)
A ring cairn surviving as a partial ring of close-set stones standing up to 0.75m high, surrounding a slightly raised internal area with a diameter of 7.5m.

A central hollow measuring up to 0.30m deep may represent the site of a cist recorded by Samuel Rowe in 1848. Spreads of material lying to the north and south west of the central area probably represent spoil thrown clear when the cairn was investigated.
[Rowe, S., 1896, A Perambulation of the Antient and Royal Forest of Dartmoor]

Update September 2019: This cairn circle is featured on the Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks (PDW) website - see their entry for the Devil's Elbow Platform Cairn Circle.

The cairn is also recorded as Pastscape Monument No. 440211, which adds that this Bronze Age cairn has been robbed almost to ground level. The Devon & Dartmoor HER also includes a record: MDV14310 (Ring cairn 220m SSE of Devil's Bridge).

It is also scheduled as Historic England List ID 1011181 Ring cairn 220m SSE of Devil's Bridge), which tells us the ring cairn is "situated on a gentle west-facing slope overlooking the valley of the River Meavy".
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Nearby Images from Geograph Britain and Ireland:
SX5872 : Moorland north of Hart Tor by David Smith
by David Smith
©2016(licence)
SX5872 : Moss and lichen on granite by Jonathan Billinger
by Jonathan Billinger
©2008(licence)
SX5872 : Hart Tor rifle range by Guy Wareham
by Guy Wareham
©2009(licence)
SX5872 : Head stream of the Meavy by Jonathan Billinger
by Jonathan Billinger
©2008(licence)
SX5872 : Valley of the Meavy by Derek Harper
by Derek Harper
©2010(licence)

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 228m S 182° Hart Tor North prehistoric settlement* Ancient Village or Settlement (SX5818572466)
 641m NW 308° Meavy Head Settlement Ancient Village or Settlement (SX577731)
 1.1km SSW 205° Hart Tor North circle* Stone Circle (SX57717171)
 1.1km SSW 204° Hart Tor South Terminal Cairn* Cairn (SX57727170)
 1.1km SSW 205° Hart Tor south row* Stone Row / Alignment (SX57687168)
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 1.2km SSW 208° Hart Tor north rows* Multiple Stone Rows / Avenue (SX57637169)
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 1.5km W 275° Walkhampton Enclosed Settlement* Ancient Village or Settlement (SX56747286)
 1.6km S 188° Raddick Hill Cist* Cist (SX57937116)
 1.6km SW 220° Black Tor (Meavy)* Multiple Stone Rows / Avenue (SX5710271463)
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 1.9km SW 215° Stanlake Settlement* Ancient Village or Settlement (SX57057115)
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 2.6km NW 312° Yellowmeade Farm* Cairn (SX56357446)
 2.6km SW 222° Stanlake Cist* Cist (SX5641670852)
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 2.6km SW 222° Sharpitor NE (2) Stone Row / Alignment (SX564708)
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 2.8km SW 226° Sharpitor NE* Multiple Stone Rows / Avenue (SX5613670785)
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